Our Team

Meet our Leadership

Moving medical imaging forward.

John A. Leon, MD
John A. Leon, MD

President

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Joseph R. Migaiolo, MD
Joseph R. Migaiolo, MD

Vice President

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Mark A. Hackney, MD
Mark A. Hackney, MD

Executive Committee Member

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Evan G. Kupec, MD
Evan G. Kupec, MD

Executive Committee Member

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Wesley D. Tuel, MD
Wesley D. Tuel, MD

Executive Committee Member

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Samuel J. Merandi
Samuel J. Merandi

Administrative Vice President

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Jason W. DeBerry, MD
Jason W. DeBerry, MD

CMIO

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Comprehensive 

Radiologists

Composed of board-certified physicians with years of experience in providing the highest quality diagnostic radiology and image-guided procedural services. 

Our team works to meet the imaging and procedureal needs of West Virginians. High quality care delivered by your hometown radiologists.

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Jay L. Ballen, MD

Radiologist

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P. Alex Brown, MD

Radiologist

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Jason W. DeBerry, MD

CMIO, Radiologist

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Mark A. Hackney, MD

Chief (UHC), Radiologist, Board Member (UHC)

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Thomas C. Koay, MD

Radiologist

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Evan G. Kupec, MD

Secretary/Treasurer, Radiologist

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John A. Leon, MD

President, Radiologist

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Joseph R. Migaiolo, MD

Vice President, Radiologist

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James A. Ross, MD

Radiologist

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Cory A. Smith, D.O

Radiologist

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Wesley D. Tuel, MD

At-Large Exec. Member, Radiologist

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William M. Almasy, MD

Radiologist

Medical School: West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 1986
Residency: West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 1986-1990

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Jay L. Ballen, MD

Radiologist

Medical School: University of Nevada School of Medicine
Residency: Swedish Medical Center and University of Missouri
Fellowship: University of Louisville

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P. Alex Brown, MD

Radiologist

Residency: West Virginia University Morgantown, WV 2008-2012
Fellowship: Neuroradiology @ University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 2012-2013

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C. David Burtner, MD

Radiologist

Residency: West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 1985-1989
Fellowship: Neuroradiology @ Malinckrodt Institute of Radiology, St. Louis, MO 1989-1991

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Jason W. DeBerry, MD

CMIO, Radiologist

Medical School: West Virginia University
Residency: University of Virginia
Fellowship: Breast Imaging @ University of Virginia

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Daniel R. DiGiovine, MD

Radiologist

Medical School: West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 2006- 2010
Residency: West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 2011-2015

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Joseph J. Dorchak, MD

Radiologist

Medical School: University of Cincinnati,Cincinnati, OH 1996-2000
Residency: West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 2000-2005
Fellowship: Nuclear Medicine @ West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 2005-2006

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Frederick J. Gabriele, MD

Radiologist

Medical School: West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 1985-1989
Residency: West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 1989-1993
Fellowship: Neuroradiology @ Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA 1993-1994

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Adam M. Hackney, MD

Radiologist

Medical School: University of Charleston, Charleston WV 2009
Residency: West Virginia University, Morgantown 2014-2018

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Mark A. Hackney, MD

Chief (UHC), Radiologist, Board Member (UHC)

Mark is from Eleanor, West Virginia and attended Bridgewater College in Bridgewater, Virginia, graduating Magna Cum Laude with a BS Degree in Biology. He received his MD from West Virginia University School of Medicine, where he also completed his residency training. He is Board Certified in Diagnostic Radiology and he joined Radiological Physician Associates in January 2007 and now serves as Chief of Radiology at United Hospital Center.

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William L. Hirsch, MD

Radiologist

Medical School: University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 1977-1981
Residency: University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 1981-1985
Fellowship: Neuroradiology @ University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 1985-1987

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Thomas C. Koay, MD

Radiologist

Medical School: West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 1994-1998
Residency: Western Pennsylvania Hospital Pittsburgh, PA 1999-2003
Fellowship: Body Radiology @ University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 2003-2004

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Evan G. Kupec, MD

Secretary/Treasurer, Radiologist

Evan, specializing in diagnostic radiology, joined Radiological Physician Associates. In July 2012, he received his medical degree from West Virginia University School of Medicine. Dr. Kupec completed an internship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s Mercy Hospital. He completed his radiology residency training at West Virginia University Hospitals in Morgantown, W.Va. A member of the American College of Radiology and the Radiological Society of North America, Dr. Kupec has been published in the American College of Radiology Case in Point. He has also given several presentations at academic conferences.

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John A. Leon, MD

President, Radiologist

John is from Wellsburg, West Virginia. He attended the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana, where he played varsity football and received a BA in Psychology. After receiving his MD from West Virginia University School of Medicine in Morgantown, he completed an internship and residency. Dr. Leon is board certified in Diagnostic Radiology with special competence in Nuclear Medicine. He joined Radiological Physician Associates in July, 1988 and now serves as President. He is also the Chief of Radiology at Fairmont Regional Medical Center and is a past president of the Marion County Medical Society.

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Joseph R. Migaiolo, MD

Vice President, Radiologist

Joseph is from Morgantown, West Virginia. He received his undergraduate degree from West Virginia University with a BA in Biology and also attended medical school there. He did a transitional residency at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville, Tennessee from 1992 to 1993. He completed a residency in Diagnostic Radiology at West Virginia University in June 2000 and joined Radiological Physician Associates in July, 2000, and now serves as Vice President of RPA. He is also Chief of Radiology at Monongalia General Hospital. He is a board certified in Diagnostic Radiology.

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Richard E. Person, MD

Radiologist

Medical School: St. George’s University Grenada, West Indies 1996-1999
Residency: West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 2001-2005

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James A. Ross, MD

Radiologist

Medical School: Marshall University, Huntington, WV 1992-1996
Residency: Hershey Medical Center-Penn State Geisinger Health System, Hershey, PA 1996-2000

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Cory A. Smith, D.O

Radiologist

Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Erie PA 2013
Residency: West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 2014-2018

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Jason W. Stewart, MD

Radiologist

Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine Indianapolis, IN 2002
Residency: West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 2003-2007
Fellowship: Neuroradiology @ Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, St Louis, MO 2007-2008

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Garrett W. Stover, MD

Radiologist

Garret was born in Elkins, West Virginia and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from Georgetown College in Georgetown, Kentucky. He attended medical school at the West Virginia University School of Medicine where he received his Doctorate in Medicine. He completed a year of transitional Residency and four years of Diagnostic Radiology Residency at the West Virginia University School of Medicine. Within his Residency years at WVU, Garret received an award for Radiology Chief Resident of the year from 2009-2010 and was appointed Radiology Chief Resident from 2010 to 2012. Garret is Board Certified in Diagnostic Radiology. He joined Radiological Physician Associates in July, 2012 and currently resides in Morgantown with his wife Christi and sons, James and John.

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Wesley D. Tuel, MD

At-Large Exec. Member, Radiologist

Medical School: Marshall University School of Medicine, Huntington, WV 2005
Residency: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA 2007-2011
Fellowship: Neuroradiology @ University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA 2011-2012

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W. Parke Thrush, MD

Radiologist

Medical School: West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 1982-1986
Residency: West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 1987-1991

Our Team

Administrative Staff

Our radiologists are supported by a dedicated team to help meet the needs of our clients.

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Samuel J. Merandi

Administrative Vice President

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Bill Benson

A/P and Payroll

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Belinda Clyde

Administrative Assistant

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Joyce Stout

Office Manager

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Brandon Wright

Director of IT

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Kristi Proctor

Medical Credentialing Secretary

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Samuel J. Merandi

Administrative Vice President

Sam is from Clarksburg, West Virginia. He graduated from West Virginia University, College of Business and Economics, with a degree in Accounting. Following graduation, he worked in public accounting with Toothman, Rice & Company. He then began his migration toward healthcare and was employed as the Chief Financial Officer and MIS Director of Summit Center, a regional community mental health center. He then was employed by University Health Associates, as the Department Administrator for The West Virginia University, School of Medicine, Departments of Neurosurgery and Department of Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry. Sam joined Radiological Physician Associates in November 1994 and serves as Administrative Vice President.

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Bill Benson

A/P and Payroll

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Belinda Clyde

Administrative Assistant

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Joyce Stout

Office Manager

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Brandon Wright

Director of IT

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Kristi Proctor

Medical Credentialing Secretary